Opening G64 files

Did your computer fail to open a G64 file? We explain what G64 files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your G64 files.

What is a G64 file?

The .g64 file extension is used as an emulator file format, which was developed by Vice in the mid 1980s, and Vice supported this file format until the early 1990s. These G64 files are normally found in 8-bit Commodore 64 computers. Also known as C64 emulator disk image files, these .g64 files contain disk images that are created from diskettes and hard disks of these 8-bit Commodore 64 computers.The disk images that are stored in these G64 files can be mounted unto virtual drives, in order to access the data stored in these .g64 files. These virtual drives should be created using supported emulators like the Vice c64 emulator software so as to open and access the content of these G64 files.As mentioned earlier, the Vice C64 emulator program can be used to open and view the data in these .g64 files. This software can also be used to create G64 disk images from diskettes and hard disks in an 8-bit Commodore 64 computer, as well as edit its content and create virtual drives where these .g64 files can be opened and played.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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